Salonica, Greece (Aug. 11)
Dr. Zwi Hirsh Koretz, the new chief rabbi of Salonica, preached his first sermon since the assumption of his new duties this morning before the Governor-General, M. Illindis, and the director of the Department of the Interior, M. Lazaridis. A delegation representing the Salonica communal council also was present at the ceremony.
Speaking in Greek, Dr. Koretz thanked the Greek Government for ratifying his election and for “accepting me as a son of the Greek people. I shall fulfill my duties,” he pledged,” in conformity with the laws of the republic, as a faithful citizen of my new and beloved country.”
The Governor-General, in reply, promised the new chief rabbi the cooperation and assistance of the Greek Government.